If there is one thing that is for certain it is that all things change. That might sound a bit confusing but think about it for a bit. Mankind has gone through vast changes throughout history. Technology is constantly changing. Why should our sense of style not change as well? No longer will those simple paintings on the rock walls of a cave do.
People want their living spaces and their office spaces to change as they age. Pink princess wall paper may have worked for your little girl once but now that she is sixteen, it will simply not do. The flashy chrome of the 80’s is completely out of style now in 2009. Interior design changes as the times change. In this article, we will cover how design changes and how it affects you and your spaces.
How does interior design affect me?
Take a good look around you. Look at the walls and the ceilings. Take a look at the shape of the windows and the blinds that may be covering them. What color are the walls? What is the color of the floor? When you ask yourself these questions, you are, in effect, answering how interior design affects you. There are some designs that instantly make people feel at home.
There are others that keep things a bit more formal. The ability of an interior designer is to transform a space and have it leave an impact on someone. Even simply painting a wall has an affect on a person’s mood and productivity level. Interior design affects you every day in the buildings and rooms that you find yourself in.
What types of careers can you have as an interior designer?
You may think that all interior designers concentrate on colors for sofas in people’s living rooms but you would be wrong. The field of interior design is very vast. Some professionals choose to focus more on corporate designs. Some choose to focus on industrial designs and of course some will focus on home designs. The only limit is the ones that you place on yourself.
An interior designer has to be able to think of the overall picture and be able to have a great imagination. He or she must be a salesperson because they have to sell an idea. The jobs can be small, such as a single room in a home, or it could be the redesign of an entire hotel chain.
Does architecture affect interior design?
Architecture plays a tremendous role in interior design. At first glance you may not realize it but if you look closer at the subtle arches, the doorways and the moldings, you will see how the architecture has affected the overall design. Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural works have had a profound impact on many interior designers.
His clean lines and use of form lend itself well to modern decorating. If your home’s architecture has sweeping columns, grand arches and decorative features embedded in the overall design, a decorator may not feel that modern decorations fit the overall room or home.
Are there any publications for interior design?
There are countless publications devoted to the interior design industry. Some are geared more towards the interior designer and some are for those that want to redecorate themselves. Some of the most famous publications are “Town & Country,” “This Old House,” and “Martha Stewart Living.” Each of these is publications that you can generally find in a local bookstore or even your grocery store magazine rack. You can flip through the glossy pages and find a wide variety of ideas to decorate your living space. Many offer very affordable tips for those decorators on a budget.